Author Interview on Facebook! Join in!

Author Interview on Facebook! Join in! https://www.facebook.com/events/287455714745736/?ref=22&source=1 Hello friends! Please join me this Sunday night, 3/30, @ 6pm for a Facebook ‘Spotlight’ interview to discuss my debut novel “Secret Agent of God”. Please click ‘Going’ if you might be able to attend online. The novel is a spiritual thriller about a young woman named JaniceContinue reading “Author Interview on Facebook! Join in!”

Novel Acknowledgements

Thank you! Grazie! شكرا ¡gracias 谢谢 σας ευχαριστώ ありがとう merci! The bulk of the work of writing takes place in a solitary room. It happens between a writer and his or her computer. However, even for Indie writers, creating a finished product, producing a physical novel from the ramblings of the mind is not reallyContinue reading “Novel Acknowledgements”

Third Time is a Charmer

In 2012, I attended my first writer’s conference. Although, at the time, I had already been writing for years. Walking in that first day, I was certain that at that point in time, I was ready to become a published writer. Turns out, I wasn’t. An agent was kind enough to review my work, butContinue reading “Third Time is a Charmer”

Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?

I met a writer at a conference who said he sent 300 query letters before self-publishing.  I read some of his work, he is a good writer; but is writing 300 query letters a good strategy?  Based on my research over the past several years, I would say that quality is always better than quantity.Continue reading “Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?”

#Putting Some Win in Your Sales

Question for the week:  Can you sell your words without selling your soul? If you directly show the desire to sell something or worse, call yourself a Salesperson, can you escape negative connotations?  The word Salesman calls to mind images of polyester leisure suits, used cars and telemarketers hawking something you don’t want, refusing to take no for anContinue reading “#Putting Some Win in Your Sales”

Echoes of the Silent Response

Thought for the week:  When seeking support, accept surprises, avoid obstacles and don’t always discount strangers. Aside from other writers, I seek support and opinions on my writing from family, friends and acquaintances.  Interestingly, some of the most reliable feedback comes from acquaintances, not from my nearest and dearest.  Why?   I suspect the people whoContinue reading “Echoes of the Silent Response”

Maintaining Momentum

Thought for the week: We all spend time in the writing ditch; how you get out of it is up to you. In the midst of writing and re-writing my first novel, “Seeing Scarlet”, a second novel materialized. Initially, I denied it time and energy due to WOCD, writer’s obsessive compulsion disorder, refusing to writeContinue reading “Maintaining Momentum”

Writers Group Therapy

Thought for the week: If you can’t take the heat, stay away from the fire pit. As an aspiring writer, I subscribe to various trade publications, my favorite being Writers Digest Magazine. The magazine offers solid advice, contest opportunities, author interviews and inspiration among other things. One piece of valuable advice I garnered from WDContinue reading “Writers Group Therapy”

Becoming a Real Writer

Thought for the week:  Dream bigger, what do you have to lose? Like many of you, I have been thinking about writing a blog for a long time.  Thinking about writing anything and not doing it is pointless because your ideas only become something when you put them down on paper or onto a computerContinue reading “Becoming a Real Writer”

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